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Johnny Rockets continues to experience international growth, opening new restaurants in Latin America and Asia and signing development deals. Recent openings include the brand’s first restaurants in Peru and Bangladesh, while also reaching more than 25 restaurants in both Mexico and South Korea. As part of this strategic growth, Johnny Rockets opened new restaurants in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Many of these new restaurants are located in malls, as the brand has solidified itself as a leader in this niche market due to its flexible footprint and offering of better burgers, shakes and fries to shoppers. The all-American brand started 2017 with key development agreements, partnering with groups to bring Johnny Rockets to the Caribbean, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Johnny Rockets’ franchise partners currently operate more than 170 restaurants outside the U.S., and the brand plans to continue its aggressive expansion in 2017, with plans to open in more than a dozen new countries, including Australia, Guyana, Sri Lanka and Uruguay.
AT&T’s focus on growing its newly acquired Mexican operations appears to be successful, helping the company offset ongoing its US weaknesses. In Mexico, AT&T added 1.3 million wireless net subscribers in 4Q16, as compared to 0.6 million in 4Q15.Total Mexican wireless subscribers for the company are now 12 million in more than 160 markets with 78 million 4G LTE (long-term evolution) POPs (points of presence). In Latin America, DIRECTV lost 21,000 video subscribers in 4Q16, primarily driven by declines in Brazil.Through its DIRECTV acquisition, AT&T has become the leading pay-TV player in the US. AT&T media account in Latin America is run by Omnicom’s Hearts & Sciences. An office in Mexico is currently being set up by Hearts & Science.
Pepsico has released its’ new bottle #Selfie, which suggests a new way to enjoy a refreshing drink and share the experience this summer. Pepsico’s brands Pepsi, 7up, H2Oh !, Paso de los Toros and Mirinda , will come in new 250ml. bottle packagings that will be available at different stores and supermarkets in Argentina. The launch was introduced through a digital campaign and a video that shows how the new bottle adds to those practical and cute objects that fit in a hand, and in this case, they are also refreshing.
Victoria, the Mexican beer that promotes Mexican culture and traditions, has recently added the new Vickychelada, a combination of BEER VICTORIA, LEMON, SALT AND TOMATO, to its’ brand portfolio. Prior to its official launch, there were some Vickychelada sales promotions at strategic points for the brand. This drink is already on sale in different parts of Mexico like CDMX, Guadalajara, Puebla, Guerrero, Aguascalientes, Leon and San Luis Potosí, but with a vision of expansion. It can be found in self-service chains, convenience and traditional channels.
Omnicom Media Group’s OMD has won Uber’s international media business, so it will handle planning and buying in several key markets. OMD is now responsible for Uber’s media in the UK, France, Russia, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda and Pakistan.
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Car maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is launching a review of its global media planning and buying business. Mindshare is its’ incumbent since 2000. Creative and digital accounts are handled by agency Spark44.The review goes across its media strategy, planning and buying services.Other media agencies have been contacted but its unclear who else is involved.
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